Mission, Vision, and Values


The Arc of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization that has been a leader in the provision of services of individuals with disabilities since 1953. Our mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy and community participation.

We provide quality programs for children and adults with disabilities.  Services include specialized training and therapy, training and consultation, senior day rehabilitation program, guardianship assistance, recreational respite services and more. All of our programs promote social, economic and personal independence. Our sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to adults with disabilities: together, the two agencies create a comprehensive support system for individuals with disabilities in Oswego County.


The Arc of Oswego County will be the premier provider of services to persons with developmental disabilities. Our commitment, first and foremost, will be to individuals and their families, to provide choices, information, education and supports that will allow informed decisions and opportunities for growth, personal development and fulfillment.


  • Dignity
    Demonstrate compassion
    Honor the needs of the individuals we serve and their differences
  • Collaboration
    Effectively work together
    Clearly define goals, roles and responsibilities
    Solicit input from all stakeholders
    Communicate openly
  • Partnerships
    Engage in collaborative opportunities within the community
    Promote our services and programs
    Provide leadership in our core competencies to others
  • Excellence
    Provide well-trained staff
    Provide compassionate staff
    Provide leadership
    Provide innovative, comprehensive, individual-focused programs and services
    Provide consistent quality standards
    Adaptability to meet changing and challenging needs
  • Accountability